Suspect’s identity in Sergeant Bluff shooting has been released

Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 5:23 PM CST
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SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (KTIV) - The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation released the identity of the man shot by a Woodbury County Sheriff’s deputy in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

Officials identify 35-year-old Michael Scott Meredith of Sergeant Bluff as the suspect shot by the deputy. Authorities say Meredith stuck a deputy with a tire iron after trying to break into a trailer at Woodford Mobile Home Park.

The authorities report a deputy used a taser on him but it did not slow him down. Another deputy shot the suspect.

Meredith was taken to a hospital where he died. Woodbury County Sheriff Chad Sheehan says authorities are examining body-camera video of the incident.

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